Between my 31st birthday (Friday) and my first Mother's Day today, it's been a very happy weekend. Love.
Friday, May 10, 2013
It's been awhile since I posted Instagram favorites on the blog. Of course, you can keep up with these on a regular basis if you want to follow us on Instagram. Otherwise, I'll keep posting my favorites every month or so for our archives. Here are a few awesome memories that happened since the last dump. =)
Monday, May 6, 2013
We took Cece to her first Yankees game on Saturday. The whole family headed to the Bronx to watch the Yanks take on the A's. It was a picture perfect day and the fans were out in force. We had seats up in the grandstand with a decent view of the field. As hoped for, the Yankees delivered a win for Cece's first game. Happy memories all around!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Oh my. Can I have my stationary baby back now, please? We have enough sleep problems as it is but now that Cece discovered this new move she's literally out of control. The party goes from a good time to a horror show real fast when she finds herself upside down and sideways with her feet hanging out of the crib. She hasn't quite mastered rolling back over to her back so it doesn't take her long to freak out. It's not so great for mommy either since I'm literally just sitting in bed watching to be sure she hasn't suffocated. Needless to say, there wasn't much sleeping going on last night until I finally gave in and brought her to bed with us. Any moms (or dads) out there have any suggestions? Do you just let them figure it out on their own? Help!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There's a hilarious blog post making rounds on the web summarizing expert sleep advice. It's a must read. The jist of it all is that there are so many opinions out there about what to do and what not to do when it comes to attaining the holy grail of infant sleep and they all basically contradict each other. What's a new mom to do?! The post is fortuitous because since we weren't blessed with a baby that sleeps 12 hours a night (do they really exist??) we recently started "sleep training"- aka letting Cece "Cry It Out".
Guess what? It worked and it wasn't nearly as painful for any of us as I thought it would be. It took 20 minutes for her to fall asleep on the first night, less than 10 minutes on night two, and by night three, no crying at all. She still wakes up once or twice during the night, but is getting better at putting herself back to bed on her own (though per our pediatrician's advice, I'm still nursing her once a night). Hallelujah! I can't tell you how happy this makes me. We are all in better moods now that we're getting a little more sleep!
On a related note, we still struggle with day time naps. However, she ALWAYS falls asleep in the car. Unfortunately as soon as the car seat stops moving when we get home, she wakes up. So we found a solution to this problem. Check out the video below!
|Asleep in her jumperoo at 8 AM after a particularly restless night|
|Awake at 1:21 AM, amusing herself|
|Alseep by 1:41, did it all by herself!|
|Sleeping soundly at 6:30 AM in her own bed!|
|Waking up in a good mood!|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Happy four months (on the 19th), baby girl! You are growing so fast. You officially weigh 15 pounds 4 ounces and you're 25 inches long. Your pediatrician thinks you'll be taller than your momma at this rate (yay!). You are changing right before our eyes. I swear almost every day you discover something new. This month you are obsessed with your hands. They are absolutely always in your mouth. One finger, three...your whole fist. I'm pretty sure you're going to be a thumb sucker.
You're also pretty into your toes, too. Especially when you find yourself sans diaper (those cloth diapers are big!) and you can actually reach them! Your absolute favorite thing is still your jumperoo. I swear you are going to bounce your way right out of it the way you go at it. The higher the better you little daredevil. You are THIS close to rolling over completely but still get hung up on your side. I often find you lounging on your side, cooing away at whatever is in front of you.
Speaking of that, you are SO into Summit this month. You can't take your eyes off her when she's within sight. You love to smile and even laugh out loud at her antics. I can tell your going to be best friends. She doesn't quite know what she's in for, I'm afraid!